Maurie has been a member of the National Australia Day Council (NADC) Board since August 2018. Maurie is an experienced Company Director and Senior Executive, having previously held appointments as a Major General in the Australian Army and Chief Operating Officer at the University of Queensland (UQ). Maurie serves as Deputy Chair or Director on several company boards and as Chair of Finance, Audit and Risk Committees. He has previously served as Chair or Director of UQ's extensive commercial companies. As a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Maurie brings high level expertise in the application of corporate governance principles and has extensive experience in strategic level corporate planning, leadership appointments, communications, information technology, human resources, media and financial management. In recognition of his distinguished service, Maurie was made a Member in the Order of Australia in 1996, an Officer in the Order of Australia in 2003 and an Officer of the US Legion of Merit in 2008. Maurie's wide professional experience is complemented by his academic qualifications which include a Master of Business Administration, Master of Defence (Strategic) Studies, Graduate Diploma in Telecommunications Systems Management, Graduate Diploma in Management and Bachelor of Arts (Honours). He has been an Adjunct Professor at UQ and Visiting Fellow at the Lowy Institute.